White Papers

The GMG Industry Insight Series is designed to help Financial Services firms better adapt to the challenges and opportunities to today’s advanced technology evolution. Specifically, this Series is focused on helping a wide range of financial services firms to better leverage and implement the latest technology platforms to become more efficient and effective in their business practices.


GMG’s Whitepapers aggregate the most insightful data and recommendations from deep research and practical application across the industry. Moreover, this Series delves into key technology trends and their potential impact across all aspects of business, including Client Relationship Management; Regulatory Reforms; Governance, Risk Management and Compliance; Operations; Security; and Human Resources. By addressing the state of the industry, why these solutions matter, the competitive advantages that successful adoption can offer, and the key operational and business challenges of implementing each new technology, GMG offers a detailed roadmap for how to effectively overcome these challenges to drive real results.

The Series’ topics are below.  For press inquiries, please call MBC Strategic at (310) 445-3333.

  • Four Common Mistakes Managers Make During SEC Audits

    Alternative Investment Firms primarily focus on the investment side of the business, but it is important that they do not neglect the operational side of the equation. In today’s complex regulatory landscape, compliance and cybersecurity are major concerns for the Securities and Exchange Commission and are sure to come up in an audit.    
  • Tackling the Money Market Reform

    Following the approval of the 2014 money market reform by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), broker-dealers must respond to mandated changes to the structure of money market funds. These reforms will be taking effect from October 2014 through October 2016 and require comprehensive modifications to the way these funds are processed. Now is the ... more
  • Passive vs Active Learning: Virtual Collaboration and Training in Today’s Financial Services Workspace

    Our workforce dynamics are constantly changing. Technology has had a great impact on every industry and as a result it has influenced the way people do business and communicate with one another. It has created an advanced environment to enable us to interact with each other, collaborate and support our global challenges. Never before have ... more
  • Centralizing Data and Consolidating Applications to Support Your Enterprise Data Strategy: Driving Your Financial Services Business

    The financial services industry relies on sophisticated technology to stay competitive in the modern world. Financial firms CIOs’ tasks were already challenging prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Firms’ growth, technology advancements, unprecedented data volume increase, and layer upon layer of additional and fast changing regulations after 2008 are weighing heavily on technology platforms firms ... more
  • Navigating Through the Cloud in Financial Services: How to Best Confront Cloud Computing Security and Compliance

    Financial institutions are no different in their eagerness to reap the myriad of benefits cloud computing offers. However, with such a strong regulatory environment, ever growing IT security concerns, and related compliance requirements inherent to financial services firms, a more deliberate and controlled strategy is no doubt required. The primary objectives of this whitepaper are ... more
  • The Art of the Talent War: Why Financial Services Human Resources Should Learn to Love Big Data

    Human Resource departments in the Financial Services sector have long struggled with the appropriate performance management of an employee, as demonstrated in efforts to cultivate and retain talent. If the perceived value of an employee is eliminated and focus is put on analyzing all the underlying data available (combined with external sources), a predicted value ... more

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